Property Monitor
20 November 2019

Emaar Properties launches The Valley master development on Dubai-Al Ain Road

First cluster of townhouses, named Eden, due to be ready in Q4 2022 Compelling investment opportunity for those within the mid-income residential market Emaar Properties has launched The Valley, a new AED 25 billion master development on Dubai-Al Ain Road, which will feature retail, entertainment, recreational, educational and health facilities. Running through the heart of the masterplan is a lush […]
19 November 2019

New law prevents Dubai developers from collecting service charges on behalf of property owners

Common Properties Law No. 6 of 2019 came into effect on 19 November Property owners or approved property management companies to take up collection activities Developers in Dubai can no longer collect any service charges on behalf of property owners, according to the Common Properties Law No. 6 of 2019, which came into effect on November 19. Instead, property owners, […]
14 November 2019

Aldar Properties records higher revenues in Q3 2019

Q3 revenues increased 7% on year to AED 1.6 billion Net profit for the quarter declined 8% on higher non-recurring income in 2018 Aldar Properties reported revenues of AED 1.6 billion in the third quarter of the year, an increase of 7% compared to the same period a year ago. However, net profit for the period slipped 8% to AED […]
11 November 2019

Emaar records 20% increase in net profit in Q3 2019

Net profit for the quarter stood at AED 1.3 billion Interest from foreign investors and first-time home buyers supported growth Real estate developer Emaar Properties recorded net profit of AED 1.3 billion during the third quarter of 2019, up 20% from the same period a year ago, the company said. The group’s revenue during the third quarter also saw an […]
21 October 2019

Emirati housing project inaugurated in Al Ain

AED 687 million project includes 300 residential villas Project is part of the ‘Emirati Neighbourhood’ community concept Sheikh Hazza bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Vice Chairman of the Abu Dhabi Executive Council, has inaugurated the Al Hayer residential project in Al Ain City. The AED 687 million project includes 300 residential villas built to meet the needs of Emirati families and […]
13 October 2019

UAE Central Bank lowers early settlement fee for mortgages

Fee reduced from 3% to 1% or AED 10,000, whichever is lower Customers who have paid the fee can get a refund within 30 days The UAE Central Bank has issued a new directive under which banks can no longer charge a 3% early settlement fee for borrowers who wish to exit their mortgage early. Banks will instead need to reduce […]
1 October 2019

Dubai records 135% growth in FDI in H1 2019 at AED 46.6 billion

257 FDI projects in the first half of 2019 Dubai ranked third in the world for attracting FDI Dubai received foreign direct investment (FDI) worth AED 46.6 billion in the first half of 2019, representing growth of 135% compared to the same period last year, according to Dubai Investment Development Agency (Dubai FDI), part of Dubai Economy, the emirate’s economic […]
24 September 2019

Meraas Holding and Canada’s Brookfield enter into AED 5 billion retail partnership

Companies to jointly own and operate retail assets in the UAE and the Gulf Alliance to cover The Beach, City Walk and La Mer retail assets in Dubai Meraas Holding, the master-developer owned by Dubai Government, has entered into a partnership with Canada’s Brookfield Asset Management to jointly own and operate retail assets in the UAE and the wider Gulf. […]
23 September 2019

UAE central bank upgrades growth forecast for 2019

New forecast at 2.4% compared to 2% earlier this year Oil sector forecast to grow this year by 5%, compared to 2.8% last year Non-oil growth for 2019 is forecast to reach 1.4%, up from 1.3% in 2018 The Central Bank of the UAE revised upwards its growth forecast for the country to 2.4% for 2019, from 2% earlier this […]
19 September 2019

Real estate contributed to 13.6% of Dubai’s GDP in 2018: Land Department report

Business Bay ranked first in number and value of transactions in 2018 Emiratis made the most investments, worth AED 10 billion, followed by Indians The real estate sector contributed 13.6% to Dubai’s GDP growth in 2018 compared to 6.9% in 2017, whilst the construction sector’s contribution reached 6.4% in 2018 compared to 6.2% in 2017, Dubai Land Department (DLD) said […]
16 September 2019

Land Department to replace RERA for registering rental contracts in Dubai

Land Department will also regulate the relationship between property owners and tenants RERA will prepare and update policies designed to balance supply and demand and regulate and oversee escrow accounts As per a new law, the Real Estate Regulatory Agency (RERA) in Dubai will be replaced by Dubai Land Department (DLD) in registering real estate rental contracts and regulating the relationship […]
12 September 2019

Arabtec Holding in merger talks with Abu Dhabi contractor Trojan Holding

A merger would enable both firms to gain greater market share Advisers on the potential merger will be disclosed once they are appointed Technical, financial, and legal reviews are yet to begin Contracting company Arabtec Holding is in talks with Abu Dhabi-based contractor Trojan Holding about a potential merger. In a statement to the Dubai Financial Market, where its shares […]

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